The members research on and develop user-friendly, socio-technical solutions for living and working in an aging society. The focus on these solutions involves the affected users, professionals, management levels and other interest groups.
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A broad spectrum of methods oriented towards participation, accessibility and inclusion is used for the integration of the respective target groups.
A wide variety of laboratories are available for testing and trying out the socio-technical solutions:
- In the exhibition „Hello Freedom! Together beyond Barriers“ life and work processes can be simulated and discussed.
- The Design Lab for Virtual Human Interaction and Prototyping enables Virtual Reality (VR) and/or information-supporting reality (AR = Augmented Reality) with various glasses before decisions are put into practice.
- The Virtual Reality Lab teaches and conducts research on human-computer interaction topics related to healthcare.
- The Laboratory for Autonomous Systems and Intelligent Sensor Technology works on the focus "Intelligent Humanoid Robots".
- The Inclusive Design Lab invites students to explore barrier-free systems and inclusive architecture.
- There are other labs that can be used for specific projects, such as for legal issues the Research Lab for Law and applied Technologies (ReLLaTe) and the Institute for Contract Design and Conflict Resolution (IVK).
Aims and Objectives of the Research Center FUTURE AGING
Research topics are the development and testing of assistive technologies, robotics and technology-supported services for independent living, living and working - also in the case of functional loss/impairments. Acceptance and ethical issues play a central role, as do legal challenges and barrier-free design of the living environment including inclusive architecture.